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Courtesy: CAA

UNCW Takes Second Straight CAA Women's Golf Championship Title

Courtesy: CAA
          Release: 04/22/2012
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SOUTHPORT, N.C. (April 22, 2012) - UNCW won its second straight CAA Women's Golf Championship with a score of 909 after 54-holes. Georgia State's Charlotte Lorentzen earned medalist honors for the second time in her career with a three-day total of 217 (+1).

The Seahawks entered the final round in first place after starting the tournament in third after 18-holes. UNCW tabbed a three-day total of 300-305-304-909 (+45) at the St. James Plantation Reserve Club. UNCW's team score of 909 is the third best three-day score for a CAA women's golf championship. The Seahawks were followed by runner-up James Madison (294-318-301--913), third place Georgia State (310-306-302--918) and fourth place Xavier (302-311-301--923).

Old Dominion finished in fifth place (299-314-311--924), William & Mary (316-309-311--936) finished in sixth, and newcomer Delaware (314-320-317--951) earned seventh place.  Richmond (325-319-317--961), Hofstra (336-326-330--992) and Dayton (341-344-347--1032) rounded out the scoring of the championship.

Lorentzen finished the tournament 1-over par (75-69-73) to earn medalist for the second time in three years. She also earned a spot on the All-Tournament team. She carded a trio of birdies in the final round to finish the tournament with 12 birdies on the weekend, including a CAA tournament record seven in the second round. Sofia Hagsund (72-75-74) and Lori Beth Adams (74-76-72) from UNCW followed at second and third place, respectively. Old Dominion's Elizabeth Haycock (72-78-73) earned a fourth place finish, while James Madison's Nicole Sakamoto (71-76-77) finished fifth among the individuals. Top-five finishers received All-Tournament honors.

On Monday, April 30, the Seahawks will learn their regional destination. The NCAA Women's Golf Regionals are scheduled for May 10-12 in State College, Pa. (East), Columbia, Ohio (Mid-west) and Erie, Colo. (West).